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Be bold? I’d have to be pretty bold to enter and ask you to vote for me in the 2015 UK Blog Awards after winning in 2014, right? I love being bold…or italic, but never regular (beautiful letterpress print by Cabaret Typographie)… Yes, my Young Persons Blog Award is still pride of place in my room and I still can’t really believe that I won. As I mentioned in my ‘In it to win it’ post,...

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Winning the Young Persons Blog Award at the UKBA in April was an amazing experience – I met some lovely bloggers and gained confidence with my blog. After leaving University I was worried that my blog would either turn into a series of depressed  posts about unemployment or finish altogether. I’m really glad that I didn’t give up and turned my experience into posts which will hopefully help/support other graduates. I wasn’t sure about asking you guys to...

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With the shortlist being announced at midnight Sunday 2nd Feb, I tried my best to stay awake but apparently fell asleep – oops! However, I just woke up to the best news – Graphique Fantastique is shortlisted in TWO categories! I really can’t believe it – I’m so excited and grateful to everyone who voted for my blog! I am up against some really good blogs so it’s going to be tough, but after all...

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After realising that Lady P: Film #1 revealed was my 500th post in almost 5 years, I’ve been making a few plans for the blog – things to feature, topics I want to cover, interacting with the community more etc. Whilst browsing twitter I noticed fellow blogger Nikki of Style & Influence joining in with a blogger chat. There are several blogger chats that run for different types of bloggers (#bblogger = beauty bloggers, #fblogger =...

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(not intended to sound like the Chuckle Brothers, but hey…) So I’ve been blogging for almost 4 years now. In the beginning this blog was just about me keeping a record of my journey through college and it was just me talking to myself. Fast forward to now, and my blog is a lot more than that. I’m still keeping a record of my journey (through Uni), but now people actually read what I write...

Happy Tri Fri! What is Tri Fri? Find out more here. This week my favourite triangular design comes from Playground: Playground are a multidisciplinary studio from Paris (Bonjour!) and worked on the art direction for some issues of Chocolate Magazine. The spreads in this post are from #22 and I love all of it… … bold, simple and something a bit different! Technically, not triangles but it technically is… … it’s awesome anyway! I wish I could...

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Some may have noticed something a bit different recently…? It’s been about 3 weeks now since I gave the blog some new ‘clothes’ – from stripes to triangles but still keeping with the mint green. It’s weird actually because it was around the same time last year that I changed it from the original look I had since the beginning… 2010 2011 2012 I haven’t really had that many comments about it so what do...

Welcome to my new feature – Triangle Fridays! Every Friday I’m going to post about something triangular – what a great way to start the weekend! As it’s the first post there’s a lot of pressure, but here goes… Seeing as I was at D&AD New Blood this week, I thought it was only right that I feature some student work (yet to do my full post on New Blood) and this was my favourite:...

Some observant people(or twitter followers) might have noticed a small, but very exciting change around here recently? Eeeek! We are now a .com! Makes me feel a bit more serious, it’s a bit easier to remember and it’s faster to type in so you can pop to see what I’m upto more often now 🙂 It was a bit of an impulse thing really. I did think about buying natashnuttall.com but it was already taken,...

I’m a bit obsessed with paper craft atm sorry but honestly, J’adore couldn’t be more appropriate for this post about French graphic designers Zim & Zou! Now prepare yourself for a colourful trip Back to Basics, 80’s style… in paper: The amount of detail on this camera is just AMAZING! I know I’m a loser but it makes me really excited! If I owned one of these I would look at it in awe everyday… Zim...

Today Graphique Fantastique celebrates posting on wordpress for 2 years! Eeek! I say ‘2 years young’ because old sounds so negative, and I’ve got so much more to give on this blog yet – 2nd year, 3rd year, graduation, trying to get a job and all the bumps along the way! When I’m rich and famous, writing my success story will be so easy because everything will be here…. well, a girl can dream! 🙂...

It’s been exactly 3 weeks today that I gave the blog a new lick of paint… From this… …to this! I thought that after nearly 2 years with the same look, it was time to do something a bit different and more personal. So out with the old and in with the new – I adapted the style of my PDP Log of Reflection from University and voila! I’m calling it my ice cream/mint choc/sweet...

I haven’t posted in ages so just to warn you… I probably will ramble on and make up for lost time! Yesterday was the finale of the TALKS series hosted by the third years to raise money for their end of degree show! And what a way to finish; hat-trick are ranked #1 in the 2010 Design Week Creative Survey! Here’s Sam, Tom & Dani getting excited about the talk next to the screen printed...

Yesterday just before 9PM I was trying to avoid doing work and came online to check my site stats (blog views). I was so shocked! My views were at 500 for that day! I have recently been averaging about 74 a day, so 500 was a major shock! My immediate thought was ‘I’ve been featured somewhere!!?’ so I checked the referrers – WordPress.com was at the top! I was so excited to be featured on...

Morning! Just seen someone point out that it’s 10.10.10 today and it reminded me that I’m nearly at 10,000 views! October has been a great month for views already… 454 views in 10 days! That is AMAZING!  That’s more views than I had for the whole of July this year haha So really, thanks to whoever is reading – it makes me happy 🙂 BUT I have a challenge on my hands…. I need 101...

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